Michael Minahan focuses his practice on commercial business litigation, often involving intellectual property, product liability, contract and false advertising disputes, class actions, and appellate matters. He has a diverse client base that includes companies in the technology, energy, automotive and consumer goods industries.
Mr. Minahan practices at the federal and state level, as well as in private arbitration. His experience includes the following representative matters:
- Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation, Hyundai Motor America and Kia America, Inc. in securing the dismissal of a nationwide consumer class action alleging defects that resulted in vehicle fires causing property damage;
- an electronics consumer goods manufacturer in securing the dismissal of a putative federal nationwide class action brought on behalf of late-model smart TV owners alleging breach of contract and fraud. This case was recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the Top Verdicts of 2021 in California;
- a large South Korean bank in securing the affirmance by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit of the dismissal of claims exceeding €8 billion;
- clients an arbitration stemming from an international media acquisition involving allegations of breach of contract and fiduciary duty, among other claims;
- a client in a federal action involving allegations of trademark infringement and unfair competition; and
- clients in investigations brought by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission.
- J.D., Notre Dame Law School, 2016
- B.S., Santa Clara University, 2007